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Child killed in grenade explosion in Darfur's East Jebel Marra

December 11 - 2015 TAMARA
Fragment of a grenade (UNEP)
Fragment of a grenade (UNEP)

A child was killed in East Jebel Marra on Friday when a grenade detonated.

The incident happpened in the area of Tamara, south of Fanga in East Jebel Marra. The inidentified ordnance detonated after Haidar Saleh Ibrahim started playing with it, his father told Radio dabanga. His son died instantly.

Years of conflict have left Darfur littered with potentially deadly explosives and munitions (UXO). Radio Dabanga appeals to listeners throughout Darfur (and elsewhere in our reception area) not to touch any ‘unexploded’ grenades or other ammunition found in the field. Mark its position clearly to alert others, and report it immediately to a camp elder, Unamid and/or the local police.

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